Former U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell may miss out on the British Open later this month — though not due to a fault of his own. McDowell flew from Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport to Manchester on Sunday night ahead of Tuesday’s qualifier for The Open at St. Annes, something he needed to do well in to secure his place in the tournament. However, there was just one problem: his clubs didn’t show up.
Where does Jordan Spieth want our expectations to go now? "It seems a bit unfair at 22 to be expecting something like that all the time," he said at last year's Open in a memorably frosty press conference. After it became academic that his chances of winning at Troon had been blown away in the wind, a frustrated Spieth met the media and had clearly had enough. Spieth was asked an open-ended question about where his game and mind were and he, with a refined Spiethian bite, laid into the gathered inquisitors.
At 23, Spieth joins only Jack Nicklaus as quickest to three legs of the Grand Slam
Jordan Spieth has been incredible all week, but now can he finish off his quest for major No. 3?
Grace’s score at Royal Birkdale in the third round was the lowest ever recorded at one of golf’s major men’s championships.
Carnage, which has a long-established knack for dropping in on the British Open, came by and tarried through Friday. It brought morning winds that exceeded 30 mph, flung over here from the brooding sky above the Irish Sea. It brought saturating afternoon rain. It took the Royal Birkdale course and rearranged it from Thursday. It reduced the number of players under par from 39 at sunrise to nine by late sunset up here on the 53rd parallel north. It made the Open seem like the Open. It killed a heap of joy.
The tee times and pairings for Round 2 of the 2017 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale
The Englishman is getting involved at Royal Birkdale
Conditions toughened up here for the second round of the 146th British Open at Royal Birkdale, well, at least for everyone except Rory McIlroy.
There are some familiar names atop the early odds for The Open Championship at Royal Birkdale
A final round 63 that set a new aggregate total major championship scoring record of 264 delivers Henrik Stenson his first major championship on an incredible day at The Open.
Jordan Spieth shot a 3-under 68 in the final round at Royal Troon to snap a streak of 10 straight rounds in major championships without breaking par.
The purse is down compared to last year thanks partially to Brexit.
Bubba Watson's Saturday came undone on the 11th hole when he clanged one off the train tracks
On the past six occasions the British Open has come to Royal Troon, an American left with the Claret Jug.
The 145th British Open is returning for a ninth time to Scotland's Royal Troon Golf Club, where Americans have won the past six titles dating back to Arnold Palmer's victory in 1962. Here are the numbers to know at golf's third major championship of the season.
See which players you can expect to contend this week at the 145th Open, as Royal Troon gets set to host the event for the first time since 2004.
This could change of course, but right now Jason Day and Dustin Johnson are ahead of Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth at Troon
Zach Johnson has won his second major title at the British Open, beating Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman in a four-hole playoff at St. Andrews. Johnson edged Oosthuizen by a stroke when the South African missed a 12-footer birdie putt at the 18th hole. Leishman finished three shots back Monday evening.
The British Open is the oldest major championship in golf and it is now on its third version of playoff rules in the modern era. If players were tied after 72 holes, the playoff used to be a 36-hole slog. That format was last put in play in 1963 and after that, the playoff was reduced to just 18 holes. We're already finishing this 2015 edition of The Open a day late, so fortunately, that 18-hole playoff went out of use in 1986. Only the U.S. Open uses a full 18-hole playoff now.